MEDALS TO 1920
Crimea Medal Alma / Inkermann / Sebastopol PTE RICHD LLOYD. RL SAPRS & MINRS.
Turkish Crimea Medal (La Crimea)
Medal engraved. With original newspaper cutting "Gallant record. We have been reading with interest the Army record of one Richard Lloyd, of Magheracoolanooney, Elderney, co. Fermanagh, who served with gallantry in the Crimean War, and whose account book has been loaned to us by his granddaughter, Mrs Sally Hannon, of Palmer Street, Belfast. He came through Alma, Inkermann and Sebastopol unscathed .... Lloyd, of the Royal Engineers, came through it all, and was decorated for bravery under fire during the siege and fall of Sebastopol. He later became one of the famous Chelsea Pensioners."
Richard Lloyd enlisted March 1848 in the Royal Sappers and Miners. 2nd Corporal October 1854. Corporal December 1857. Sergeant June 1861.
Discharged 15 May 1869. He served in Gibraltar 4 years, Crimea and Turkey 1 and half years and Cape of Good Hope almost 9 years. His discharge papers states: "Third finger of left hand and 2nd joints of 2nd & 4th fingers injured by shot wound while on duty at Ball practice, accidentally at Woolwich 15 June 1848 and on consequently amputated." His intended place of residence was Enniskillen. Copy service record and medal rolls.
Sergeant George Sumners
13th Light Dragonos and Army Service Corps
G. SUMNERS. 13TH LT. DRAGOON.
Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal 1099. SERGT. G. SUMNERS, A.S.CORPS.
Turkish Crimea Medal (La Crimea) G. SUMNERS. XIII L. DRAGOONS
George Sumners enlisted into the 13th Light Dragoons in October 1854, aged 18. He joined his regiment in the Crimea 21 May 1855. Entitled only to the Sebastopol clasp. Transferred to the Commissariat Staff Corps September 1859. Transferred to the Army Service Corps 1st April 1870 on its formation, as Corporal. Sergeant March 1871. Long Service Medal awarded 1st November 1876. Discharged November 1878. Intended place of residence was 30 Farley Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the Luton Times in the 1870s is an advert for "George Sumners, 59 Farley Road" running the Borough Tea Colonial and Provision Warehouse. Coincidence or related?
George Sumner died in Luton in 1881.
Group of Three: £575
Sergeant Trumpeter Joseph Smart